Stem Cell Therapy for Neuropathy

Stem Cell Therapy for Neuropathy

Table of contents

  • What is Neuropathy?
  • What causes Neuropathy?
  • How does stem cell therapy work?
  • Stem cell therapy in Mexico
  • Stem cell therapy cost

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy is damage or dysfunction of one or more nerves resulting in numbness, tingling, muscle weakness and pain in the area affected by neuropathy. It usually starts in your hands and feet, but neuropathy can affect other parts of the body too. Often called peripheral neuropathy shows there’s a problem with your peripheral nervous system, which is made up from the network of nerves outside your brain and spinal cord.

Your brain and spinal cord make up your central nervous system. The network of the nerves allows the information to travel to and from your brain and spinal cord. Neuropathy happens when neurons are damaged or destroyed. This breaks the communication between each neuron and with the brain.

What causes Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is not caused by a single disease. Many conditions and events that impact health can cause neuropathy, including:(1)

  • Diabetes
  • Trauma
  • Autoimmune disorders and infections
  • Other health conditions
  • Medications and poisons
  • Vascular disorders
  • Abnormal vitamin levels and alcoholism
  • Inherited disorders
  • No known cause 

How does Stem Cell Therapy work?

Stem cells have the ability to differentiate into specific cell types. The two defining characteristics of a stem cell are perpetual self-renewal and the ability to differentiate into a specialized adult cell type. What stem cell therapy does is to help those whose stem cells are low or damaged to slow down, stop or even regenerate the lost tissue or cells.

Imagine a city under siege. This is a patient’s body under attack by a disease or condition. The people inside the city are the organs, immune system and various cells that work to combat/rebuild the damage done. Stem Cell Therapy works in three stages: first, it stops the siege (damage/attack to the body); second, it provides the building materials for rebuilding; last, it tells the citizens (organs, immune system and cells) how to use the building materials.  

With the advances of technology and medicine, stem cells have become an emerging regenerative therapy for neuropathy thanks to the ability stem cells have of self-renewal. The administration of stem cells go through the body and locate the damaged nerves caused by neuropathy and help stop the symptoms and regenerate the damaged areas. Improving the quality of life of the patients and starting to recover the lost sensations caused by neuropathy.

Stem cell therapy in Mexico

Is stem cell therapy safe and legal in Mexico?

An important question our patients ask before coming to our clinics is: Is stem cell therapy safe? We also understand that, perhaps, the real question is: Is stem cell therapy legal in Mexico? Yes and of course! In Giostar Mexico, we ask for each applicant to submit a health history form, from which our medical directors personally evaluate the viability of each applicant. This means that stem cell therapy may not be for everyone. Important: we currently do not treat macular degeneration and patients with cancer.

Stem cell therapy is thoroughly regulated by the Mexican FDA-equivalent: COFEPRIS. Due to advanced legislation, Mexico enjoys sufficient regulatory framework to offer applications otherwise unavailable in countries such as the US or Canada, for example: local direct applications (hands for arthritis, shoulder pain, knee pain), lumbar and cervical applications, all which have proven better results for patients, than just receiving stem cell therapy intravenously.

Giostar Mexico's COFEPRIS operational licenses per facility

* LOS ALGODONES CLINIC *

COFEPRIS Official License: Progenitor or Stem Cell Bank
Folio: 18-TR-02-02-0001
COFEPRIS Official License: Provision of Progenitor or Stem Cells (transplant)
Folio: 14-TR-02-002-0008

* PLAYA DEL CARMEN CLINIC *

COFEPRIS Official License: Progenitor or Stem Cell Bank
Folio: 19-TR-23-008-0002
COFEPRIS Official License: Provision of Progenitor or Stem Cells (transplant)
Folio: 19-TR-23-008-0001

 

Stem cell therapy cost

Stem cell therapy cost for Neuropathy, in Giostar Mexico, ranges from $5,000.00 USD to $20,000.00 USD, in function of each patient's condition. Pricing highly depends on the preferred clinic location the patient chooses. What does this include?

  • Transportation from hotel-clinic, clinic-hotel and airport-hotel as well as hotel-airport (mainly for our Clinics in Playa del Carmen and Guadalajara; our Clinic in Los Algodones, due to its proximity to the US-Mexico border crossing, we pick up patients on the border and take them to our clinic or their hotel)
  • Lodging (available in our Clinic in Algodones)
  • Hyperbaric chamber (Los Algodones Clinic) or oxygen therapy (Playa del Carmen and Guadalajara)
  • Body preparation – Nutritional IV Therapy
  • 3 vials (between 110 – 120 million stem cells)
  • Laboratory protocol by Dr. Anand (“programming” of the stem cells in order to direct them towards the affected tissue or organ)
  • Medical Consultation
  • Dietitian Follow up post-therapy
  • Preferential prices for future reinforcements/applications 
  • Laboratory exams the previous day before the first application.

Financial Option for Stem Cell Therapy

Giostar Mexico is continuously looking to provide our patients with resources and options to receive stem cell therapy at the best stem cell clinics in Mexico. We are happy to announce that, through United Medical Credit, our patients (exclusive for US citizens) may now receive up to $25,000.00 USD in credit for their treatment (note: price for therapy varies depending on the condition to be treated and a number of stem cells [vials] included). Patients can ask for the maximum amount of the credit or ask for a percentage based on the price of the therapy.

Stem cell therapy is a procedure in the regenerative medicine field. Regenerative medicine's ultimate goal is that our body regenerates itself. What stem cell therapy does in your body is slowing down or stopping the suffered deterioration and it can even regenerate tissue. That is why we ask patients to fill out a health form, so our medical staff may first identify if stem cell therapy is actually an option for them and the medical team knows the specifics of your health condition.
 
If you have neuropathy and want to find out if you're a candidate for stem cell therapy, you can fill out this contact form and we will give you a call or email you as soon as possible! Or contact us directly to our US landline 619-866-6000

References

1) https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14737-neuropathy